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Despite Supreme Court Ruling, at least 15 States Still Allow Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, at least 15 States Still Allow Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles

This is what happens when our government allows a for profit prison system to operate in our country. It’s heartbreaking to know that our country imprisons more people than any other country. What’s worse is that profit driven prison systems do not help the country, instead it creates a demand for prisoners and our youths and the disenfranchised are already paying the price. 

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Transnational Anti-Imperialism and Middle East Women’s Studies

Transnational Anti-Imperialism and Middle East Women’s Studies

“While teaching courses in US Women of Color Feminisms and American Studies on the one hand and Middle East Women’s Studies on the other, I have run up against the limitations of area-studies divisions that continue to predominate within Middle East Women’s Studies—such as the framing of American Studies (including US Women of Color and Native American Feminist Studies) and Middle East Studies (including Middle East Women’s Studies) as separate fields and the United States and the Middle East as geographically bounded regions. Such divisions obstruct the possibilities for engagement with important questions such as whether and to what extent racist/classist/heterosexist US prison structures have anything to do with the US war on terror. In fact, a particular strand of feminist scholarship that I will refer to here as Anti-Imperialist Transnational Feminist Studies (AITFS) has been asking such questions for decades, and these questions are now more imperative to Middle East Women’s Studies than ever before.”

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